Winning Icey runs in a class 3 event over 1200m. This Australian-bred really runs for Ferraris. He started off his career with two thirds under Ferraris. He then had two unplaced runs under KH Chan and Moreira respectively. He was then reunited with Ferraris and rattled off three wins in succession, followed by a third and a second. It is obviously tougher now off his increased mark but he has plenty of zip and could be a contender. He did not break well last time on the All Weather but stayed on well for a 3,75 length second, so he could go close here if he breaks better.
Hewitson’s best ride could be in the class 4 seventh race over 1200m on the Dennis Yip-trained Hercules (Medaglia D’Oro). He followed a win with a second in his penultimate start, but then only managed sixth last time, all over 1200m in class 4. However, he was drawn seven last time and now has draw two. He was dropped out to the back in that last race and did not have a smooth passage on the rail, with his running taken up a couple of time. Hewitson rides him for the first time and if finding a decent position from this good draw and having a smoother passage than last time, he should be right there.